A Birthday Tale

Twas the night before Tuesday
In November that year
Everyone was sleeping
As the dawn drew so near

Dad in his boxers
And Mom in her gown
The sibs tucked in tightly
When Mom woke with a frown

Get up! Oh, Get up!
She quietly said
Get up and get going
Get out of this bed!

It’s time for the birth!
They were pacing the floor,
We really must hurry!
It’s well after 4:00

Into the Hudson
they fled, oh so fast!
It’s coming, It’s coming!
Mom said with a blast

Wait! You must wait!
Dad said with his might
We’ve so far to go in the midst
Of this night!

I can’t! Oh, I can’t!
Mom cried with such flair
Pull over now, There's
Not a minute to spare!

A minute or two
and a faint sound was uttered
The baby was here!
Choice words, they were muttered!

Glancing around this
November dark night
They noticed a blinking
A bright shining light!

Their eyes focused sharply
On something mid-air
And knew in a minute the
Airport was there!

Oh Yes! On that night
I was born in the car
Across from City Airport
In front of “Happy Landings Bar”

This small tale of mine
Tells the night of my birth
It’s funny and true
How I came to this earth!

Happy Birthday To Me! ;)

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Barbara B. said...

Oh my gosh, that's WONDERFUL!
Happy, happy birthday!

cedrorum said...

Happy Birthday! Great poem and great story.

J-Online said...

How poetically awesome. This brought a big smile to my face. The whole time I was thinking in the back of my mind though; no drugs, no epidural.....Your Mom is a strong woman, just as she raised you to be. Happy Birthday!

Tabby @ ♥I Choose Bliss♥ said...

Happy Birthday!!

Annette said...

Happy Birthday to you! That was so cute!

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday to You, la la dah dah, Happy Birthday old friend, happy birthday to you!

mother of drug addict said...

Great story!!! Happy birthday!!

AlkySeltzer said...

Born in a Hudson!, that must have been late 30's or early 40's, you doid not mention the daye. Hmmmm.

We had a Hudsom, my mother was crippled and needed a car with automatic gear shift--no clutch. Hudson filled the bill.

Thanks for an interesting, unique way to present the story of your birth.

Lou said...

This is great! Hope it was an enjoyable day (and Saturday too).

Happy, Happy Birthday to you!

Laura said...

Steve-a-roni! I thought the picture of the Hudson, from 1948 would give a little hint. Even at that, my parents didn't have a new car..so I was born in '54...


Cat said...


Happy Birthday!!!


Syd said...

Happy birthday. What a great poem about your birth.


In my experience, women love to retell the story of the births of their children - never grow tired of doing so.

I think it's beautiful that you told the story of your birth as you did.

Happy beautiful birthday.

Anonymous said...

You really ought to have given thanks to Clement Moore for using his format! :)
It is well done and you are quite a wordsmith, sis!
The Piggy Bank Kid

Just Another Sober Guy said...

Very cool!
Happy birthday.... just a lil late!

TraceyBaby said...

How cute! Happy Birthday! Now how old? hmmmmm